Archive for January, 2010

#Recruiters: Are You a “Know-It-All?” Ask Your Mentor.

| January 31, 2010 | 10 Comments
#Recruiters: Are You a “Know-It-All?”  Ask Your Mentor.

When Social Media started to pick up in popularity, I started to interact with other recruiters around the globe. I quickly realized that most of these folks enjoy sharing their views and don’t mind offering insights on tackling challenges in our industry. I rely on channels such as

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The Magic Formula to Being A GREAT Recruiter

| January 31, 2010 | 6 Comments
The Magic Formula to Being A GREAT Recruiter

For those recruiters out there who are asking, “what about daily planning”, and “what about phone time”? All these basics still apply, this formula embraces and expands on the fundamentals of recruiting, not replaces them….even a “sucky” or “good” recruiter can bang out 100+ calls. A great recruiter ensures

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Decide on your Brand and Move Forward

| January 28, 2010 | 1 Comment
Decide on your Brand and Move Forward

Web 2.0 is on its way out so its not so much about what you name something, but the Brand you build behind it and driving traffic to it with Social Media. Google only brings me about 4% of my traffic. I DELIVER THE REST. I’ve often joked that with the power of Social Media

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School Day – The fundamentals of #Recruiting

| January 28, 2010 | 6 Comments
School Day – The fundamentals of #Recruiting

“You know Chernee, this is not rocket science. Don’t over think it.” So says the teacher. Chernee writes about the fundamentals of recruiting as she embarks back into the training role. She makes some good points here, some that may make smile but all so relevant.

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#Tru Stories: Don’t forget the 99

| January 27, 2010 | 5 Comments
#Tru Stories: Don’t forget the 99

In most cases, only one candidate is ever going to get the job, and the rest are rejected. Have a look at your rejection process to determine what you can change to improve how this is done. The first big issue for me is how many people go unacknowledged or left in silence because they don’t quite fit the bill or have a resume that fails to hit the “Boolean” mark.

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Planning for the Uptick: What does your recruiting toolbelt look like?

| January 26, 2010 | 1 Comment
Planning for the Uptick: What does your recruiting toolbelt look like?

In speaking to quite a few recruiters at different networking events, that they are still not measuring their success. The metrics are the nails that hold our wooden frame together because we know how we are doing. We can measure the success of everything with this critical tool. If you are just starting to measure keep your metrics simple –

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Sourcing with Google Images to uncover “Hidden Talent”

| January 25, 2010 | 8 Comments
Sourcing with Google Images to uncover “Hidden Talent”

Sourcers will stop at nothing to uncover hidden talent. We are constantly looking to unveil new ways to source. More often than not the channels we search for everyday items online can be used to source talent online as well. It’s an approach I like to call common sense. Some of the methods walk the line of compliance but that’s your call. Google Images can help.

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TwitterJobSearch + Tweetdeck = Social Job Search

| January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments
TwitterJobSearch + Tweetdeck = Social Job Search

Recruiters have a cool new approach; it’s called social recruiting. Jobseekers can now join in on the fun. Yes, the social aspect ahs been there for a while; but Tweetdeck and TwitterJobSearch have just raised the bar. Jobdeck is now available to jobseekers to manage their job search. Read about it here.

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Why You Should Recruit a Mentor

| January 24, 2010 | 6 Comments
Why You Should Recruit a Mentor

Mentors can go a long way. How you choose your mentor is up to you. But as a recruiter have you thought about the importance of recruiting your own mentor? Maybe you should. Jenny DeVaughn shares with us some compelling reason why you should seriously consider recruiting your own mentor.

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Down them All with Firefox

| January 21, 2010 | 2 Comments
Down them All with Firefox

Apps and Addon’s can make your online sourcing activity more productive only if you leverage them properly. Firefox is jammed packed with great addon’s and many that I use daily. Down the all was probably one of the first I’ve used and the one I use the most today.

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